What Is the Best Way to Store Fresh Herbs?

What Is the Best Way to Store Fresh Herbs?

Faith Durand
Aug 13, 2012

Q: Every time I buy fresh herbs, they wilt almost immediately, especially basil. Do you have any suggestions on how to preserve them longer?

Sent by Linda

Editor: Linda, my favorite way to store herbs is the way illustrated above and in Elizabeth's post here:

Tip: Store a Small Bunch of Herbs in a Shot Glass

Treat them like a little bouquet, put them in a glass water, and put them in the fridge. Snip off stalks as you need them.

Readers, what are your best tips for keeping herbs fresh?

Related: How To Store Fresh Herbs

(Image: Elizabeth Passarella)

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